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THQ's de Blob(TM) Launches a Color Revolution!

Color and Music Meet Rich Platforming Gameplay on Wii

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. -- THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) today announced that de Blob, the award-winning Wii[TM] game from internal studio Blue Tongue Entertainment, is now shipping to retail outlets worldwide. Utilizing Wii's innovative motion-sensing controller, de Blob invites players to launch a color revolution by bouncing, smashing and painting Chroma City back to life through their creative use of color and music. de Blob is available for a suggested retail price of $49.99.

"de Blob is a must-have game for every Wii owner as it offers something for everyone. From the creative pick-up-and-play action to challenging platformer gameplay and multiplayer options, de Blob delivers an exciting new experience to Wii," said Randy Shoemaker, director, global brand management, THQ. "de Blob focuses on a positive message of restoration and allows players to flex their creative muscles, adding a unique, personal touch to the game's rich storyline."

"de Blob was developed from the ground up as a platformer game that takes unique advantage of Wii's gameplay mechanics," said Nick Hagger, producer, Blue Tongue Entertainment. "A highly intuitive control scheme will have players bouncing and painting as de Blob in no time as they begin a vibrant adventure of restoration."

de Blob has already earned early acclaim worldwide from leading gaming enthusiast press:
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About de Blob

The evil I.N.K.T. Corporation has declared "Color is a Crime!", robbing the beautiful and vibrant Chroma City of all color and imprisoning its citizens. Only the iconic hero de Blob can flip, bounce and paint his way past the evil Inkys to launch a color revolution and save Chroma City from a future without color. Developed by THQ's Blue Tongue Entertainment, players take on the heroic role of de Blob and lead an underdog group of determined Color Revolutionaries in a battle against massive tank battalions, speedy I.N.K.T. racers and elite Inky soldiers on a quest to free the citizens of Chroma City. Deadly traps also await de Blob on his perilous journey to the impenetrable I.N.K.T. Fortress, including hot plates, electric shocks and Inky turrets. Featuring a deep, single-player campaign spanning ten levels, numerous quick-fire sprint challenges and over eight multiplayer options for up to four people, de Blob allows players to creatively remix the city by using custom paints, patterns and soundtracks. The race to rescue Chroma City has just begun, and only de Blob can save the world from a black-and-white future!

de Blob is also available from THQ Wireless for the Apple iPhone and on mobile phones.

For more information on de Blob and to enter de Blob's online creative competition for a chance to win great prizes, please visit de Blob's official website at http://deblob.com/.

About THQ

THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ sells product through its global network of offices located throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. More information about THQ and its products may be found at www.thq.com and www.thqwireless.com. de Blob, THQ, THQ Wireless and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.

Wii and the Wii logo are trademarks of Nintendo.

All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

The statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts may be "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the business of THQ Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively referred to as "THQ"), including, but not limited to, expectations and projections related to the de Blob video game, and are based upon management's current beliefs and certain assumptions made by management. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, business, competitive, economic, legal, political and technological factors affecting our industry, operations, markets, products or pricing. Readers should carefully review the risk factors and the information that could materially affect THQ's financial results, described in other documents that THQ files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal period ended March 31, 2008, and particularly the discussion of risk factors set forth therein. Unless otherwise required by law, THQ disclaims any obligation to update its view on any such risks or uncertainties or to revise or publicly release the results of any revision to these forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release.
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